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Born to Do - feat. strangedream, rok41, scofugate


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Sigmund

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“Born to Do” is a song that perhaps holds more personal meaning than most for me. Overly complex and frenetic , it, among other things, could be easily classified as a tutorial on what not to do when producing a song. We have been working on it for about a year and a half – WAY too long! It has in excess of 60 tracks – WAY too many! Re-written, reorganized, re-arranged so many times it is embarrassing! There were plenty of times I wanted to delete the entire file in frustration. Yet we felt there was something special about this song, so there was no deleting; no moving on – instead we persevered.

The usual suspects participated: rok41 on bass; strangedream wrote the lyrics and did all the vocals. We also had the fortunate pleasure of scofugate sitting in on the drums. Everyone did a fantastic job! Chris’ bass adds an element to this song that I hadn’t anticipated – his playing is like that – he can hold the low end down as good as anybody out there, but it is in the details that I get most excited about his work. You can listen over and over, and still pick up on nuances you hadn’t caught before. He shines in this! With Scott, I am always excited to see what happens – you just can’t predict what he’s going to give you! He took the original concept, and played just enough outside the box to convince me that he is a musical genius. He is an amazing drummer! Natalie created a vocal arrangement that is nothing short of brilliant, and do I need to mention how beautiful her voice is? And her lyrics? In her own words:

"Around the time I was trying to write something catchy for Sig's track, there was a media firestorm surrounding a 14 year old Pakistani girl by the name of Malala Yousafzai, who had been shot in the face by some decidedly cowardly men in her country for standing up for women's right to education. She survived and, undaunted, continued to speak on this topic despite threats to her life and livelihood. By this point, she's written a book, appeared on the Daily Show among others, been nominated for a Nobel Peace prize, and continues to be a voice for those who don't have one (or aren't allowed to use it.) I became increasingly inspired by this young woman as the story continued to unfold, and she was on my mind as I sat trying to squeeze out a million dollar hook, and this is where the hook "Do what you were born to do" came from. I decided to start the song off in her voice as I imagined it, back in Pakistan before the nightmare unfolded:
"These words I write by candlelight,
I refuse to fear the night
I deserve to touch the light
I want to be understood."


For me, more than anything, BTD is about transitions. All of us have seen major life changes in the last year. I will always look back on these times and listen to this song with tremendous nostalgia. The song itself transitions constantly (perhaps way too much LOL), and is not the same song as it ends, as it was when it began – so much like our lives today. But I believe it is a work of love and friendship and commitment – that we feel for each other and for our shared passion: music – and the end result of what happens when you simply refuse to give up or give in. We hope you enjoy our offering, and further hope it inspires you to…you know…go out and do what you were…Born to Do!

On behalf of Chris, Scott and Natalie, thank you for stopping by to listen – and for your friendship and support - we really appreciate it!
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Lyrics
BORN TO DO
Music and Lyrics copyright Sigmund's Strangedream 2014

These words I write by candlelight
I refuse to fear the night
I deserve to touch the light
I want to be understood
And it's been so long
since I felt this strong
and I finally found
where I belong
Future's only broken if we can't bear to bleed
Listen to me...

Do what you were born to do, baby
Let's settle the score
Let's run like hell through the city babe
Don't you want some more?
Or nothing's gonna change
Nothing's gonna change
I promise

'Cause
I am nothing but
tired of running I
only want the chance to feel something
(I've been searching for someone like you)
Future's only broken if we can't bear to bleed
(will you be the one to pull me through?)

Do what you were born to do, baby
Let's settle the score
Let's run like hell through the city babe
Don't you want some more?
Or nothing's gonna change
Nothing's gonna change
I promise

How can we feel safe
when the skies are burning?
You've got nothing to say
but your lips are yearning
Can't stop the world from turning
Lord, let our hearts be brave

Do what you were born to do, baby
Let's settle the score
Let's run like hell through the city babe
Don't you want some more?
Or nothing's gonna change
Nothing's gonna change
I promise
Song Stats
Hits: 3783
Comments: 75
Fans: 44
Plays: 189
Downloads: 41

Uploaded: Jun 04, 2014 - 01:34:29 AM
Last Updated: Jun 04, 2014 - 04:01:33 PM Last Played: Sep 24, 2017 - 06:37:47 PM
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Hardware:
mac, guitar, bass, drums, singer
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Comments
Franciscus_Henri said 1233 days ago (June 4th, 2014)
Splendid!
Noble poetry and Music.
Laurels to you all!!! Just the best!
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Sigmund said 1233 days ago (June 4th, 2014)
Hello Franciscus
Thanks for stopping by, my friend - we very much appreciate your support!
Sig
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Fire_Angel said 1233 days ago (June 4th, 2014)
Album ready.
Another shocker; downloading music of this quality for free almost makes me feel guilty. Astounding guitar, powerhouse rhythm, another killer vocal. I still don't like fade-outs but since they don't seem to bother most people don't worry too much about that.

When are you and Nat getting a CD out that we can buy?
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Sigmund said 1233 days ago (June 4th, 2014)
Hey there FA
So happy to see you, my friend! Glad you took the time to listen and comment - and I PROMISE I do know how to write an ending lol!

Seriously, we all appreciate your continued support here - THANK YOU!
Sig
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alackbass said 1233 days ago (June 4th, 2014)
Born to Do
Amazing! Too much incredible music to take in with one listen. Downloaded!
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Sigmund said 1233 days ago (June 4th, 2014)
Hey Andrew!
Great to see you, man - you know we all really appreciate your support here. Haven't seen anything from you in awhile...

Thank you!
Sig
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magnatone said 1233 days ago (June 4th, 2014)
Born To Do
I am just speechless - you guys are the super group of the universe. Always so interesting to read the project notes while listening. This is just beyond beautiful - thanks for the D/L, this will be a favorite on summer motorcycle trips. Thanks for hanging in there with this Sig, I hope you can hear that it was worth every moment of frustration. GORGEOUS!!
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Sigmund said 1233 days ago (June 4th, 2014)
Hi Karen!
We are so happy to see you here! We all appreciate your support so much. On behalf of Nat, Chris and Scott - THANK YOU!
Sig
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sammydix said 1233 days ago (June 4th, 2014)
...and everything you said shows.
i think this is one of Natalie's strongest vocals ever; the passion for the subject, perhaps? all the dynamic smalls congeal to a solid whole. would have been a waste to let it go. respect to all.
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Sigmund said 1233 days ago (June 4th, 2014)
Hey Sam!
Thanks for stopping by - much appreciated by all! Nat's strongest? Quite possibly. Thing is, I say that every time we post, and in fact I tried hard to AVOID saying that this time, because I DO say it so much. Everyone did a fantastic job on this project - I don't think anyone could ask for a better rhythm section than Chris and Scott, too! Thanks again for your support here!
Sig
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rok41 said 1233 days ago (June 4th, 2014)
BTD
Sig, you deserve a medal for your work on this song. 18 months ago this thing was a musical mess, despite the absolutely brilliant vocals and lyrics by Nat. 99% of producers would have dumped it! But to your credit you crafted this into an uplifting piece about life that is reflected in it's free flowing, frenetic pace and careful nuances. I really enjoyed seeing this come alive over the last few months. Great job by Scott as usual, outside the box! cool fills! Natalie, hell, what do I say about you? You are too, too humble - you are inspiring and your passion is undeniable - beautiful performance. Glad to be a part of this one!
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Sigmund said 1233 days ago (June 4th, 2014)
My Brutha
Medal? I don't know about that - maybe a straightjacket :)! Once again you amaze me with your talent and musical intuition. You'd think we've been playing together for years - well, I guess it HAS been a few years lol! Always honored to have you aboard - thank you so much for your contributions to our project - so much appreciated!
Sig
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davisamerica2 said 1233 days ago (June 4th, 2014)
What a production!
Perseverance always pays off. Beethoven used to kick himself all the time for making so many revisions, but look what he finally settled on. Nat's vocals and lyrics shine brightly on this, and her passion is a grabber. Chris gave me a heads up on this at the MacJams get together, but I was still thrown back by what you guys have done here. His bass has never failed to simply blow me away, and I will continue to listen to this to hear all the "little gems." When panning for gold, you gotta sit in the flowing stream. Scott provided a great beat for this. He's another one who never fails to surprise. The music was great in this, and inspires me to work harder on my own orchestration. This was great stuff, Sig, and I will continue to be amazed at what you can make that guitar do. Thanks to all for the download. T
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Sigmund said 1233 days ago (June 4th, 2014)
Hey Terry!
Thanks for stopping by to listen and comment. I'd like to come out to one of those gatherings - what an experience to meet so many talented friends whom I've never met lol! Anyway, this band makes everything I do sound so much better, and I feel honored to have their presence in this project. We all really appreciate your continued support here Terry - thanks again!
Sig
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gadzooks said 1233 days ago (June 4th, 2014)
Born to Do
This is amazing! ,... considering all the tracks everything is sitting so well in the mix. Wonderful composition. Sometimes a good painting can take a while when you start layering. The band is so pro sounding and Natalies's vocals are fantastic! I'm glad you saw it through ... it was well worth it.
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Sigmund said 1233 days ago (June 4th, 2014)
Hey Stan!
Great to see you've stopped by for a visit and a listen. We appreciate the comment, and you're right - Natalie - as well as the rest of this group of talented cats - is fantastic here. It is such an honor to play with them! Thanks so much for your support - means a lot to us!
Sig
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Garni said 1233 days ago (June 4th, 2014)
Born to do
song of the century. Loving this a lot. Quality collaboration, hope this gets good radio air play.

G-)
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Sigmund said 1233 days ago (June 4th, 2014)
Hi Gerald
Thanks for stopping by to listen and comment - much appreciated! We had written this after attending a taxi convention, and were all gung ho to write a marketable pop-type song, with all the conventional commercial elements included. While I'm not sure if we hit the mark with this tune, certain aspects of it reflect that earlier inspiration. We'll see what happens - thanks again for your support here!
Sig
Check out my latest song called Running with the Wind by Peter B, feat rok41
Philip18 said 1232 days ago (June 4th, 2014)
Born to do
Everyone gets a chance to shine here, but the music is very integrated. Love the big sound you've created - very powerful and intense. While it's unfair to single anyone one out, I just can't get enough of your guitar playing, Sig! Professional work from all of you!
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Sigmund said 1232 days ago (June 4th, 2014)
Hey Philip!
Great to see you, my friend, and I sure do appreciate your very generous comments! I'll admit I took an opportunity to indulge a little, but honestly, these guys are SOO good at what they do, that they make MY role super easy! Your continued support here means a lot to us, Philip - THANK YOU!
Sig
Check out my latest song called Running with the Wind by Peter B, feat rok41
Vic Holman said 1232 days ago (June 4th, 2014)
perseverance paid off
the whole team is on it. great depth and layering and very powerful.

i have really liked how this team has pulled together from the beginning. this song really exudes confidence throughout.
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Sigmund said 1232 days ago (June 5th, 2014)
Hey Vic
Thanks for stopping by to listen and comment - we really appreciate seeing ya! This is our 8th song, and it really has been a fantastic journey! And you're right about the confidence thing - I hadn't really looked at it like that before but it's true that with each song you do you gain a little. After 8 there is a sense of familiarity between us, of which there is no substitute, and that does translate info confidence. Thanks again for your support, my friend -
Sig
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FEEL said 1232 days ago (June 5th, 2014)
Glad to hear that you managed to finish this
It would of been a shame to have lost your take on Malala Yousafzai's message if this had not been completed. Powerful vocals, so many tracks, it must have been a challenge to mix and might I add a nice mix at that. Everyone is spot on, great musicianship. IMHO I wasn't keeping track of the player and I thought the song finish unexpectedly and that might just be my desire to hear more. Thanks for sharing.
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Sigmund said 1232 days ago (June 5th, 2014)
Hi John!
Truthfully, as much as the feeling of frustration can overwhelm one when creating music, I would never REALLY hit delete...I don't think. NO, I wouldn't (I'm pretty sure)

Anyway


Thanks for stopping by to listen and comment, my friend. The band appreciates your support here!
Sig
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Skean said 1232 days ago (June 5th, 2014)
WOW, right on the money ;)
This is one of the reason I love this place so much.
So radio ready it can be, thank you guys for the great download, peace.
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Sigmund said 1232 days ago (June 5th, 2014)
Hi there Kenta
We really appreciate you taking the time to listen and comment on our work, my friend - thank you so much for your support here!
Sig
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Soundhound said 1232 days ago (June 5th, 2014)
Great track...
Lots of things going on, guess your not a simple kinda
guy.. :-)
Vocals are tremendous, sitting in a nice place...Solid
Foundation...
Well you've already said everything good about Chris
that one should, so we don't stroke his ego..
hahahaha.. :-)...Joking..
He's just to good at times, such a talent one of the best
I've heard out here and there are many...
So hard to play just what is needed, to hold it down
and just pepper flavour as wanted...Magical taste..

Outstanding Track Everyone...

I....LIKE IT.....
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rok41 said 1232 days ago (June 5th, 2014)
Anthony
Those are kind words my friend - much appreciated.
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Sigmund said 1232 days ago (June 5th, 2014)
Hi Anthony
No, simple isn't my chosen path, I guess lol! Hey - thanks for stopping by to listen and comment - we really appreciate it! You're right on about Chris - it is a pleasure to work with him, as it is to work with Natalie, and Scott. They are ALL very professional and extremely talented. Your continued support here means a lot to us - thanks again!
Sig
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Ultrabeast said 1232 days ago (June 5th, 2014)
Beautiful
Great work!
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Sigmund said 1231 days ago (June 5th, 2014)
Hello Mr. Beast
Thank you for stopping by to listen and comment - much appreciated!
Sig
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davisamerica said 1232 days ago (June 5th, 2014)
It is a pleasure in time
each time u guys come together. This is stunningly beautiful.
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Sigmund said 1231 days ago (June 5th, 2014)
Hey Jack
Great to see you, man! Thanks for stopping by to listen and comment. We appreciate you, my friend!
Sig
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grah3am said 1231 days ago (June 6th, 2014)
Send a copy to Malala
A fine tribute to a brave, outspoken young lady who has become an ambassador for the oppressed all over the world. It took a long time, but it was worth it. Great job, guys.
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Sigmund said 1231 days ago (June 6th, 2014)
Hey Graham
Thanks for stopping by to take a listen. And that is an interesting idea, although I haven't a clue how to get this song in front of her. I can't imagine it's easy to do, in her part of the world - but what a noble gesture anyway. We appreciate your support here, Graham!
Sig
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grah3am said 1231 days ago (June 6th, 2014)
Malala
She now lives in the UK, so if you send it to The Guardian, I'm sure they'll forward it. It would be very cool to know that she heard it, and even more cool if she liked it.
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alley-oop said 1231 days ago (June 6th, 2014)
yowza
exceptionally well produced track. great instrumentation. strangedream – whoa, great voice. bravo

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Sigmund said 1230 days ago (June 7th, 2014)
Hi there a-o
We are so grateful you stopped by for a visit. Thank you for listening and commenting on our work - it is much appreciated by all of us!
Sig
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ktb said 1231 days ago (June 6th, 2014)
epic
balls envy - this is awesome (not even close adjective, but they'd have to invent a new one). The synths are to die for = who's responsible for this goodness?
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Sigmund said 1230 days ago (June 7th, 2014)
Hey John
balls envy - is that a Bostonian expression? I've never heard that before lol! Hey Bro - thanks for stopping by to listen and comment - I know every one in the band appreciates your presence here. While I did all the synth work, I would not have been able to achieve anything of substance without the rest of this crew - they are an awesome bunch to work with. I feel very lucky to call them bandmates. Thanks again, my friend!
Sig
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scofugate said 1229 days ago (June 7th, 2014)
WOW ALL!!!!
I had no idea you posted this until now. Its been soooooo long ago!!
I am humbled to work with all of you! Wow!
Words cant explain how happy I am with all of this!
AMAZING!!!!!!!
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Sigmund said 1229 days ago (June 8th, 2014)
Hey Scott!
This song wouldn't have been the same without you, my friend. Your outside the box performance on this is simply fantastic. Keep those drums set up - we want more from you! Thank you for graciously being a part of this project!
Sig
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Les_Kloo said 1229 days ago (June 8th, 2014)
Born to Do
Massive. 60 tracks? Good grief, man. Well, it came out great. And a worthy topic. I like Graham's idea of sending this to her. Congrats to you and your top-drawer collaborators.
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Sigmund said 1228 days ago (June 8th, 2014)
Hey Les!
Great to see you man - thanks for stopping by to listen and comment. And we are seriously considering following up with Graham's idea, and if we do we'll keep you all updated - it would certainly be interesting to see how that goes. Thanks again Les - we all appreciate your support here!
Sig
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J_Gretch said 1229 days ago (June 8th, 2014)
Born to Do
Amazing sound quality...and the song is rich and complex.A real pleasure to listen,
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Sigmund said 1228 days ago (June 8th, 2014)
Hey J
Thanks for stopping by to have a listen. We are very pleased you enjoyed our work - much appreciated by all!
Sig
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carbon said 1229 days ago (June 8th, 2014)
dream team
a big fan here. all element coalesce to form one brilliant tune. guitar solo outro is sick. great job!
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Sigmund said 1228 days ago (June 8th, 2014)
Mr. Carbon!
Good to see you here! Thanks for stopping by to listen and comment. All of us really appreciate it mucho!
Sig
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egobandit said 1228 days ago (June 8th, 2014)
born to do
man this really kicks it in gear some solid build ups in this, the vocal traking and performance by Strangedream tops Guitar really wails in this
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Sigmund said 1228 days ago (June 8th, 2014)
Hi Tim
Really good to see that you stopped by to have a listen, and we appreciate the nice comment as well - thanks!
Sig
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MarkHolbrook said 1228 days ago (June 9th, 2014)
Sitting just north
of San Diego as I listen and I want to fly home and just cash in my stuff man. You guys as my kid would have said a few years ago are the bomb!

Totally sweet man! Wish I was around more. Been a wee bit busy and been coding away on some things. Not much time fore music but maybe soon.

This is fantastic great!
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Sigmund said 1228 days ago (June 9th, 2014)
Hey there Mark
It means a lot that you're so busy, yet take the time to listen and comment, so thank you for that. And don't worry - macjams isn't going anywhere and will still be here when you're ready to get back to your music! We appreciate you, Man!
Sig
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LisaHawbaker said 1228 days ago (June 9th, 2014)
very
well done by all of you! music, voice, mix, everything! Great job!
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Sigmund said 1228 days ago (June 9th, 2014)
Hi Lisa
Thanks for coming by our song page to listen and comment - we really appreciate your time and support here!
Sig
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fathom said 1228 days ago (June 9th, 2014)
A
brilliant production from a group of class musicians.
The passion and generosity of your collaboration speaks or itself.
Great work.
Cheers!
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Sigmund said 1227 days ago (June 10th, 2014)
Hello there
We are pleased you came by to listen and comment on our work. I feel quite privileged to work with such a classy group. Your support is much appreciated - thank you!
Sig
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KCsGROOVE said 1228 days ago (June 9th, 2014)
born to do
This is seriously good stuff
wow! what a production!
Cool playing and fantastic vocals
all the work pays off :-)
Very much enjoyed!
KC
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Sigmund said 1227 days ago (June 10th, 2014)
Hey KC!
Glad you made it by to listen and comment - the band really appreciates that! And you're right, whenever we get the opportunity to share our work with our friends here, especially to such a warm reception, then I feel our hard work has paid off. That is a great thought - thanks again for coming by, my friend!
Sig
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jiguma said 1228 days ago (June 9th, 2014)
As good
as it gets in this genre - agree with you on Chris' playing - he always has something interesting going on without losing the groove. Of course everyone else is also contributing truckloads as well. Special kudos to Nat's terrific work in the words/vocal department. Sig and Scott also excellent. All in all a total winner from a commercial point of view.
Excellent, excellent post!
Neil
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Sigmund said 1227 days ago (June 10th, 2014)
Hi Neil!
So glad to have you over for a listen. I have so much fun playing with this group, I feel bad calling it work. You're right on about Chris, Nat and Scott - in my opinion some of the best out there, and a real blast to play with. Thanks again for stopping in, and for the very nice comments - your support means a lot to us!
Sig
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PeterB7858 said 1227 days ago (June 9th, 2014)
Born to Do
Powerful lyrics, Nat. Excellent. You have the vocal prowess to do them justice, too. Just blown away. Big concept? Yes. Big arrangement? Yes. Does it work as a coherent musical event? Definitely yes. Chris and Scott are the go-to, exemplar session musicians from the MJ Factory. You are too, Sig. The A-team with an A-list song, what more can one want? Thanks, Peter.
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Sigmund said 1227 days ago (June 10th, 2014)
Hey Peter!
Glad you made it by to have a listen and comment. And I really appreciate your comments too, as this one was particularly challenging to reel in. I know Nat's message was important - I really wanted the music to be worthy of it. Good thing I have such quality help ;) thanks again, my friend - we really appreciate your continued support here!
Sig
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MikeRobinson said 1227 days ago (June 10th, 2014)
Since I find myself knocked flat on the floor ...
... I think I'll just stay there a while, and listen to this track, again and again and again.

The singing is – passionate – and the lyrics (especially given the back-story) are riveting.   The power-guitar solo that takes the piece out is as “killer” as they come.

Uh huh ... this is what has kept me coming back to MacJams for years.
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Sigmund said 1227 days ago (June 10th, 2014)
Hi Mike!
We are so glad you made it by to listen and comment. And with the host of portable devices available today, it is easy to respond, even when knocked flat on the floor! :) Seriously, thank you for your continued support here - it really means a lot to us!
Sig
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Warren Smith said 1227 days ago (June 10th, 2014)
Double Wallop
This is a great collaboration .. packing a double emotional wallop .. from both the music and the lyrics.

I like that line "Let's run like hell through the city." It imparts the sense of a great yearning for freedom .. as well as the need for uninhibited expression.
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Sigmund said 1227 days ago (June 10th, 2014)
Hey there Warren
Thanks for stopping by to listen and comment - much appreciated by all who participated! Nat really put out some powerful lyrics for this song, and Chris and Scott - they made my job easy - they are both so very pro! Thanks again for your support!
Sig
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Doug Somers said 1173 days ago (August 2nd, 2014)
You guys aren't satisfied with just hitting it out of the park
Or out of the city. It's been a wait for me (even though I'm really late to the party) to hear your next song. They are always such pro productions, but more than that, they have a soul that is just ready to sing out and be heard. So yes, this one is go good as to be definitely worth the wait! It's been gratefully downloaded too as you might guess.

I thought I might rave on about the brilliance of the artistry throughout, and there are countless stellar moments for sure. However your comments, and those of Natalie, about transitions and 'Born to Do' are what most moves me at the moment as I hear the piece again. As an executive coach one of my roles is to help people find things that they were born to do. When people connect with a purpose it's magical.

The other thing is that a few years back I suggested a MacJams project called the Hero's Journey which was a playlist of existing and project-created songs that were about personal growth and overcoming odds to achieve goals. With your band's permission, I'd love to go in and update the Hero's Journey playlist to include this piece since it so belongs there.

Thanks to all of you for the love and effort you put into your music, your support and inspiration.

Be well!
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Sigmund said 1172 days ago (August 4th, 2014)
Hi Doug
I am very happy to see you made it by to have a listen, and as always am thrilled at your most generous comments. Additionally, I think I speak for the rest of the band when I say we would be honored to be included in the "Hero's Journey" project. Thank you so much for your continued support here - it is most appreciated!
Sig
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HerosJourney said 1162 days ago (August 13th, 2014)
Loved this
and thanks for agreeing to have it on the Hero's Journey playlist (which you can check out by clicking on the HerosJourney icon).
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Charday said 1097 days ago (October 18th, 2014)
I thought I had commented
long ago on this maybe I was at work, probably. Anyhoo this is pretty amazing, top notch work from top notch macjammers! Awesome work!
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VicDiesel said 1095 days ago (October 20th, 2014)
Big sound
Whatever the genesis of this song, the result sounds very good. Muchly enjoyed.
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paul f. page said 1094 days ago (October 20th, 2014)
Late to the party.
My only addition to all the stellar comments above is that this is just so professionally orchestrated and performed. A really magnificent accomplishment from all involved, especially the composer/lyricist. So very impressive on every single level.
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thetiler said 1021 days ago (January 2nd, 2015)
Such cool singing
and the background music is cool as well.

Amazed at the singing especially, so intune and the ability to sing so well with those high notes is right on! Reminds me Celine Dion. And is really saying something !
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bud said 990 days ago (February 2nd, 2015)
The perseverance paid off
what a great collab. Everybody's at the top of their game and the whole production sounds excellent. Great touches and enhancements here and there without overdoing it. Hats off!
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DWL said 980 days ago (February 12th, 2015)
Inspiring indeed
A wonderfully full and rich sound. Top class production.

As you say complex and frenetic but it works so well. Beautiful and subtle touches throughout. Very fine performances all round.

Cheers

Dick.

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Composer living life in Southern California. I believe music can tell a story, and that is how I approach my compositions. January 2013 Looking forward to another great year at MacJams! The projects just keep getting better and more fun! I als... [see more]

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